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of ideas embraced since the 1970s that were based on assumptions, not rigorous science. the science that experiments and observations to test those hypothesis has been poor. we have been living with that ever since. we have had an obesity endemic and, epidemic and the question is why is obesity and diabetes increasing so quickly? >> john: good question. you are an md, you went to stanford and residency at john hopkins, the nutritional instruction you got wasn't good? >> that is a great point. i thought it was. i followed it myself and told everyone around me to follow it. about three or four years ago i wound up being 40 pounds overweight even though i was exercising and eating the right food supposedly. it had me questioning what i was believing and what it was i was preaching as dogma. >> john: let's back up. in 1977 our government came out with dietary goals for you. increase carbohydrate consumption 50% of your calories reduce fat from 40 to 30%. this is based on research that led to the famous food pyramid that told to us eat lots of breads and vegetables, fruits, less meat and
that were based on ray sufrpgs -- observations. the science is poor. we have been living with that ever since. in the process we have obesity epidemic diabetes increased four fold. the usda the food guy pyramid might have gotten it right why is obesity and diabetes increasing so quickly? >> you are a science journalist. you are an md you went to stanford residency at johns h hopkins yet the nutritionnal instruction you got wasn't good? >> i thought it was. i followed it myself and told everybody around me to try to follow it. about two or three years ago i was 40 pounds over weight and prediabetic exercising 3 hours a day and eating all of the right food supposedly. it had me questioning what it was i was believing and what it was i was preaching. >> increase carbohydrates, reduce fat from 40 to 30 percent. this was based on research that led to the lathes food pyramid that told us to eat lots of breads then vegetable fruit less meat and milk now michelle obama has her new version out called my play. it is comforting to know this is all based onset elled science. the producer found this
are more diabetic and fatter. the it can all be fixed with good science. john: you have a book called "good calories, bad calories." but i know that acalorie is a calorie. >> the reason we get that is because we take in more energy than we expected. it becomes a unit of heat. protein, fat, the different types of carbohydrates, the glucose from fructose sugar, they all have different effects. whether or not you will store calories as fat order there will not the calories come up with a hormonal effects of the food. how much energy bring to us. john: but the u.s. department of health says a calorie is a calorie. >> it just hasnn't been tested. one of the things we did when i started this organization. john: this being? >> the nutritionist study. we went back to world war ii to every scientist that attempted to answer that question. we found 82 studies that have attempted to answer that. they were all probably the same limitations and problems. in 2012, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence. a calorie is not a calorie, necessarily. john: one thing that absolutely must be true if you should eat
. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. >>> there's a school of not so much political science as sort of political pseudoscience. that says what the price of gas is determined what happens in our national elections. now, it is not necessarily true. it's the kind of correlation that sounds really compelling but the more facts you look at the correlation is not really bourn out over time. it's one of those things that gets passed on as if it's a political science truth that people like to believe in, whether or not it is true. in newt going rich's slow run at the presidency this year, it seems like mr. gingrich maybe got enamored with the fake political science wise tale. i think he thought he could reverse engineer it by making his presidential campaign about gas prices for a while. thereby creating the impression nothing voters that gas prices might go down under him if he were elected president. that was his planned road to the white house for awhile. that road did not lead to the white house. it didn't even lead to a fox news gig. apparently. what is newt gingrich doing now
isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritre. >> i have your fox business brief. manufacturing activity unexpectedly contracted last month falling to its lowest level in three years. it fell to 49.5. larger than expected drop. on the flip side, you as builders boosted their construction spending in october by their largest about sids may. it rose nearly 1.5. morningstar foods unit is being sold for $1.5 billion. the deal will help boost its presence in the u.s. it operates and manufacturing facilities in nine states. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ lori: microsoft hoping to take a bite out of apple's ipad business. more than customers can swallow. connell: shibani joshi has more of that in the newsroom. >> some of the key features, there was one piece of information we did not know until just recently. that is probably the most important piece of information. that is the price tag. whether or not the company shot itself in the foot even before the 64 gigabyte is 899.vices. the workhorse device is 999. just to
science. it's st comm sense. from td ameritrade. melissa: so a couple of warning signs for microsoft as new data paints a not so rosy picture for the tech giant and its new tablet. shibani joshi joins us with all the details. >> melissa, i will broaden the discussion here showing that even the stock prices already heeding these warning signs getting picked up by technology experts and data points out there. if you look at microsoft shares over the last three months, they are down 13%. just in the last month down about 10%. that's because the high hopes that microsoft is pinning on windows 8 and its new tablet lineup may not be panning out as the company has hoped. we got new data out from npd. just yesterday showing us windows 8 sales aren't doing sort of the revival of the pc industry, aren't contributing to the revival of the pc industry as many people haa expected. in fact, npd has said that pc sales, remember, everyone thought windows 8 would come out, pcs, the overall industry would get a boost, they're actually down 21% in the first four weeks of windows 8 being available. comp
graduate with skills that we need. people around the world with accredited degrees in science and math. get a green card and come to the u.s. of a. >> don't get too excited. the stem jobs act would give visas to 55,000 immigrant who have advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or math, stem. the problem with the bill, only 27 democrats supported, is that it would eliminate 55,000 visas from the diversity visa program. the diversity visa program is a lottery system to provide immigrants from areas with low immigration rates with the clans it come to america. democratic congresswoman of california represents silicon valley. they are the prime beneficiary, arguably, of more high skilled immigration. she is not a fan of this bill. she said this give and take approach of immigration is like a grover norquist style pledge. signing with anti-immigrant groups to never create a green card immigrant without taking one away from someone else. it isn't likely to pass in the senate since charles schumer and chris coons added a stem bill without the visa program. the obama administration sai
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, dana is the art of politics and verse us the science of good policy. we need to move away from campaign mode and stimulate economic growth and wealth expansion and not wealth distribution. when the president is focused on the wealth distribution politic which thomas jefferson and hamilton lincoln talked against we are headed on down the wrong path. more people are pushed to food stamps and more people pushed to poverty and unemployment situation is going to get worse. we have seen that recently with the weekly job claims numbers coming out. >> and one of the things that are part of the debate and since the carter administration is the need to reform entitlements and make social security is set on a path and available to children and grandchildren that are born today. >> it seems to me that cram -- congressman that entitlements are not part of the discussion but do you think it should be. >> it has to be. it is troubling when the president is ordering the expansion of government and increase of tax rates, but he's not talking about the true of our debt and deficits which is 62 percent on
and science experts. it is known as the stem jobs act. science technology engineering and math. all the stuff that we need. it is unlikely that there will be passed in the democratic controlled senate. granting residency to young people brought into the country legally, some are calling this is achieved back. the gop version of the dream act. we have senator kayailey hutchison with us. senator, welcome back. >> thank you for having me. gerri: tells how your legislation is different from the dream act? >> are legislation gives the legal status to the young people who are really in a conundrum. they have grown up here. >> we do give them a legal status and we don't pretend that i'm forgetting in line if they choose to go that citizenship route. >> y have to be under 14 years old when you came here, you have to be under 28-year-olds now. you can serve fo years in the military areas or you can have six years in which to get some kind of job training or degree. a college degree or a vocational degree. something that gives you a skill. from that point, you will get a second visa that will allow you
. and so much help, this stuff is not easy, it is not science. but ken tried it make it fair, and doubly shore that those who needed the money g the money. ken is joining me now on the phone. ken, here is what worries me with money that governor cuomo is asking for, and governor christie of new jersey is figure for, they will likely get it, but there is no guaranteethat folks who need it will get it. >> you have to make sure that money doled out goes to the right people in a tamely fashion -- timely fashion the way that programs work, as you know, from covering 9/11 and bp. fast, without restricttion and used to ground the way it is supposed to be used. if there are administrative prove lem, then they have to be more efffficient. it is that simple. neil: but it seems to be for others who tried to do, what you dwell, that well is a long lag. for those affected, without a house, a few weeks is a long lag, in the scheme of things it ma not be. but in this case, it seems that fema was a dollar late and a day short, then some. my only fear, is that giving such entities more power and money ma
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more. so it's not a chore. >>> there's a school of no so much political science as sort of political pseudo science that says what the price of gas is determines our elections. it's not necessarily true. it sounds compelling but the more facts you look at, the correlation is not really bourn out over time. it's one of those things that get passed on as if it's a truth that people like to believe in. whether or not it is true. and in newt gingrich's slow run at the presidency this year, it seems like newt gingrich maybe got enamored with that wise tale. he thought he would take miz presidential campaign about gas prices for awhile. thereby creating the impression that gas prices might go down under him if he were elected president. that was his planned road to the white house for awhile. that road did not lead to the white house. it didn't even lead to a fox news gig. what's he doing now any way? gas prices are not just politically sailing. they are sailing it because they are sail yant to our economy, the price of gas has an impact on how much pocket change americans have to save or
can still invest in things like education, and training and science and research research. i know some of this may sound familiar to you because we talked a lot about this during campaign. this shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. this was a major debate in the presidential campaign and in congressional campaigns all across the country, and a clear majority of americans, not just democrats, but also a lot of republicans and a lot of independents agreed we should have a balanced approach to deficit reduction that doesn't hurt the economy and doesn't hurt middle class families. and i'd glass to see if you've been reading the papers lately that more and more republicans in congress seem to be agreeing with this idea that we should have a balanced approach. so, if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. the senate has already passed a bill that keeps income taxes from going up on middle class families. democrats in the house are ready to vote for that same bill today. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as w
students with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. the republican measure drew fire from democrats, some democrats, some going so far as to level the measure racist. >> that is racist if not in its intent then certainly in its effect. republicans have received were just received historically lo votes from minorities in the past election, yet they want to create an immigration system that gives vises with one hand while taking them away from minorities with the other. lou: joining as now, the co-author of numerous anti illegal immigration laws in a kansas secretary of state, also with us, the attorney, executive director of the national immigratioforum. good to have you with t cards in a lottery. i'm not kidding. we were giving them away in a lottery allover the world. what this does is take those 55,000 visas and gives them away in a way that serves our national interest to people who have advanced degrees and can help our country. in contrast, the itsy act which is a different bill that went to the senate, i think that is a disaster. basically just a rehas
and science and technology. >> yeah, absolutely. that's one of the big things is we want to show how to do science and engineering on the show and we want to make it fun. a lot of this science shows, ten minute noose them, you fall asleep or whatever. that's one of the reasons we blow stuff up, we launch rockets, because we've got to get this next generation of kids interested in doing science engineering and math. >> brian: i still can't get through a whole episode of "electric company." steve, you remember we got in trouble for saying red neck on television? >> steve: right. >> brian: we got written up how numb we were to the people in the south. you're saying red neck is misunderstood. >> completely misunderstood. look up the history of the word. nowhere in its history was it used as derogatory term. it's only been in the last few decades that that's used on tv. in the south, it really is a term of endearment, if you think about it. it's hard work sharecroppers who had to be resourceful. everything they had was on the farm. if something broke, they had to fix it. when we moved the germa
walt disney was a science pioneer. look at this. scientists decided to take thermal pictures of someone telling a lie, and you can see it right there, the picture is showing the area around the nose is bright red. it turns out our noses heat up when we stretch the truth, somehow connecting the part of the brain that links heat to emotion. >>> and we have another fresh look at an old idea. our picture tonight, the iconic hollywood sign after its face-lift ready for its close-up. nine letters, each 45 feet tall given a fresh coat of paint, 275 gallons, if you're counting, and the makeover now prepares the sign for its 90th birthday next year. and we really do love hearing what captured your imagination every day. so tweet me your thoughts for "instant index" @dianesawyer. we'll be reading them. >>> and coming up next, she is a legend in fashion and in film and now rumored to be in line for a big job in the obama administration? ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplem
this is rocket science. >>et's open this up, best way to deal with this fiscal cliff, get revenues on tngs we don't like, like, wall street speculation tax, and tax gets rid of corporate welfare, and put it no community public -- put it into community public work renovatio that creates jobs that cannot be exported to china, it is amazing that congress does not get that connection. at leastut it back into the@ community. thats the best way -- >> ralph. i ve youo much, b i wish i had more time to just yell at you. i want to get you bac continued success wh your book. >> thank you, neil. neil: when we come bark, text, you tex people, it is 20 years old today, what should i wear? ♪ ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ me announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now rough december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 201 e350 for $579 a month t your local mercedes-benz dealer. sven getgreat rewards for hismall business! how does this thing work? ohi like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back onvery purche, eve
on on the treadmill. does anyone have? @%e national science foundation studying the effects on disease. they decided to do this, and they spend 500,000 taxpayer dollars doing this study. if you can get scientists to waste money, the senator is back with another study. this time uncovering waste of the department of homeland security. and there was plenty of it. first, zombies apocalypse training. i know, crazy. part of our homeland response. they were betrayed by actors who were gunned down by a military unit. training occurred at a weeklong conference held at turner's point resort and spa. the cost worth the bargain of a thousand dollars. now we know how to protect ourselves from zombies. then there is columbus, ohio. an underwater robot. christ had a $98,000. the robot has a camera that provides a video this way to a vehicle on shore. i but i have to tell you that i don't know why, because columbus, ohio, the capital of ohio is wehrmacht. great lakes are up here. officials declared emergency because of grant deadlines. not to be outdone, seattle and a remote control helicopter. not really an issue
what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td aritrade. liz: take a look at supervalu, the stock is jumping exponentially. you will see about 40% to the upside looking to sell two of the grocery chains. investors are absolutely loving it. a gain of $0.35 gives it a big jump at the moment. the sales have fallen through but they are looking to get it out there. they're really trying to get a better hold of what is going on in the business. at least one finger of a pretty good grip of a double-digit gain. a pretty good move going into the closing bell. david: what seems to be happening is a whole reconfiguration of the market. if you look at the dow or the nasdaq or the big index, there's not a lot of movement that individual stocks are moving rapidly. particularly with dividend stocks, apple, big changes are happening but changes in portfolios are going on. speak it has been a tough day for apple. david: volume is very heavy. across-the-board selloff of the stock. nicole: a couple things going on. down 20% below that level, it is not a good sign overall for
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with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. a group of folks who can contribute to our economy, but there is a hitch. >> the house passed the final tally. the effort by republicans to get out in front on the immigration issue. but to do it in a way that support republican values. it would provide 55,000 green cards to immigrant who achieved advance degrees in engineering, science or math. it would allow them to bring their families to the country. but the bill really angered democrats because it would do so at the same time it gets rid of the green car lottery. one democrat went so far as to accuse this bill of being racist but to a very, very testy exchange. >> that is racist. if not in its intent then certainly in its effect. republicans have just received historically low votes from minorities in the past election yet they want to create an immigration system that gives visas with one hand while taking visas away from minorities with the other. >> i would inquiry if the gentleman's statement about the ugly head of racism was a reference to those of us who auth
provide green cards pr those skilled in science and technology and math. foreign internationals who have earned degrees from an american university can stay here and use their skills to improve the american workforce. sounds like a great idea, right? sure, but it does so at the expense of other immigrants. and as "the new york times" points out, it eliminates another visa category entirely. the visas set aside for people from countries with low immigration rates to the united states. so the 55,000 stem visas would come at the expense of 55,000 diversity visas. that's a zero sum gain. the elimination of diversity visas would primary affect immigrants from african countries. but despite the discriminatory nature of the bill, republicans insist it's going to create jobs and they are calling out the democrats opposition to the legislation. >> once again, the house is taking the lead on legislation that is going to help create jo jobs. >> we believe as this was the first step forward in terms of trying to address the need for modernization in our visa laws. >> the democrats had two years to d
, a level of the threat and the possible responses by the medical science community, fox news senior medical contributor has written extensively about and mx and this has the prospects of becoming one. first off, good to have you with us. >> good to see you. lou: cre stands for something that i could not possibly pronounced. >> it sounds very foreboding and mysterious and deadly, which is. lou: and it is so deadly and it is spreading. the original report, when we first saw the report. and i want to give them credit for that. the idea that this drug is absolutely drug proved to all non antibiotics, is that truly the case? >> not entirely. each time you see this there is occasionally an antibiotic that actually can be used against it, but often this 25, 26 antibiotics tested against this but don't work. and actually it is good to talk about this because it is a symptom of what is wrong with the current situation in medicine are we see people sicken and i see you. we throw a very powerful antibiotic got them, something like merope n.m., which is what fun talking about. lou: the last line of def
return, a sharp increase in the number of scanners filing fraudulent returns. science and technology editor is with us now. it looks like they have stolen tens of thousands of people's refunds. >>guest: potentially billions. part of the problem, is identifying that there is a problem. the i.r.s. says they do not know the extent of the problem and it is hard if them to track and identify that something like this is happening. >>shepard: explain what going on. >>guest: it has me disgusted. identity scammers buying something in a store is one thing but they filing fraudulent tax runs, that is something else. >>shepard: they would file my tax returns using their address and if i had a refund it would come back to them? >>guest: exactly. the challenge comes in because if you are like me you find out you getting a refund and you file as soon as you can and you can file in january. businesses and financial institutions do thought have to file their information with the government until the end of march. often the i.r.s. doesn't have the information it needs to verify or crosscheck what has
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... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rket science. it's just t common sense. from td ameritre. liz: here we go, two minutes before the closing bell, let's go tony -- tomy -- nicole. stocks seeing a bit of a bump ahead of results with a ton of shorts biting their nails over this one. >> it's an interesting one. pandora's a winner, and the question is whether or not they increase the revenue. people are betting yes. david: i'm david asman, there's nicole. netflix, seeing a big pop today. they signed a deal with disney. apparently, investors think it's profitable. >> it is a big deal here because what you can do is they will exclusively distribute disney movies through television in 20 # 16 when the current deal expires with stars channel. it's a big deal. liz: what happened with gap, and there were comments from analysts, we know that, but this is a stock that's done just beautifully over the past year or so, and, today, it took that. >> we saw over a hundred companies rushing to pay dividends, but the gap is passing on the payout to the shareholder, and they a
isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. dagen: another day, another meeting. it still looks awfully wide in dealing with the looming tax increases and spending cuts. are they closer to a deal than we think? here to answer brett baier. he joins us from washington, d.c. was the white house or the democrats surprised by the republican proposal? >> dagen, i do not think that they were surprised. they knew another proposal would be coming back. they probably guessed that it would not include tax rate increases. that is the dance that is going on here. two scorpions dancing around each other waiting to strike. you know bowles said last night at an interview, i think you said it best, both sides would get killed by their base if the true deal was out right now. they would just get killed. dagen: do they know what the true deal is? >> no. i do not think they know yet. i think they know the framework of the true deal. they almost got there. they know what each side needs to happen for their faith to be semi- happy. they know where the red line is that at least they ha
't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. before facebook is joining the nasdaq 500. connell: shibani joshi in the newsroom with this story. shibani: it is about time if you are a facebook investor. it wanted to be in the presence of the tech grades. it will be part of the big leagues next week. it has included facebook and swap out emphasis. they will put facebook in its place. the beginning of the business day on december 12. you may not know what the nasdaq 100 is, but chances are, you probably own some of it. the nasdaq 100 includes some of the heaviest hitters in the technology industry. we are talking about google and apple. also some other names that you may not know of. dollar tree, starbucks. some interesting choices. this is a big index fund. a lot of them try to track the nasdaq 100 so they as a result will end up buying facebook shares. dagen: thank you, shibani. starbucks offering a limited edition $450 gift card made of stainless steal. it will come with a gold level starbucks membership. that includes gifts and free refills. it will initially be made a
, the science and numbers of this are on the side of boehner and those who basically say at a time of a sluggish economy, you don't raise taxes, particularly on entrepreneurs who are in that group who make 250 and above. >> give me two studies on that, ken. give me two studies that support what you just said that have not been disproven time and time again. >> let me give you a study in world history. capital seeks the path for least resistance and greatest opportunity. there is a trillion dollars that people are sitting on and unless the government under the threat of use of arms are going to take that money from them. they must give them a reason to invest that reason here in this economy. i don't need to do a study, it is just a behavioral fact over the history of capitalism in this country. that people and capital seeks the path of least resistance and greatest opportunity. >> you get the last word. >> the problem with what mr. bla blackwell is saying. trickle down economics has not worked. plenty of data to show that that is not the case in terms of our economy. trickle down economics does
, is really the art of politics, versus the science of good policy and i think we need to move away from campaign mode and we need to do the things that are going to stimulate economic growth and wealth expansion, not wealth distribution, when the president continues to be focused on the wealth distribution politics, which is something that president thomas jefferson talked against and also, abraham lincoln, we're going to continue to see greater problems with our economy, more people push toward food stamps, more people pushed towards poverty and our unemployment situation is going to get worse and we have seen that recently with some of the numbers, the weekly job claims numbers coming out. >> one of the things that has been a part of this debate and really has been something that's been talked about since the carter administration, is the need to reform entitlements, to make sure that, for example, social security could be set on a path so that it could be available to children and grandchildren being born today. and it seems to me though, congressman that maybe entitlements is not ev
first. that's at stake here. >> michael is talking about some sort of political science version of the way a negotiation should take place. >> no. >> what happened in the last election is that republicans ran on this position where they were beating the hell out of democrats for cutting medicare. i mean ryan -- with the ryan/romney ads were downright hypocritical and the president has greater political strength coming out of this and he's got his own plan and he's been specific on his own terms and i think when geithner sits around uttering the same talking point over and over again about tell us what you're talking about, i think it's a fair thing to do. i think the president has a political strength right now to force the republicans to offer their own very unpopular -- >> we'll see. that's what's going to get played out over the next few weeks. >> it's chicken. >> he has more leverage. doesn't have all the leverage. >> he sass some. >> he's coming out strong. >> what leverage do the republicans -- i mean yes, they have some. >> they control the house. >> yes. >> that is the f
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people in my community, 97 per science -- percent to not make $250,000 a year personal salaries so they are not affected by the top 2 percent. having said that, they want people to get back to work. people to have jobs to have incomes to buy from the small business people. blue are small or large you want to know which, how are the laws going to be, what are the tax lie bills going to be, and this congress owes it to the american people to tell them. >>eric: congressman, america has always been about hard working people earning, creating jobs, creating opportunity, passing a better life on to the next generation, to their kids, i don't know, at some point maybe you say it is time to man up, go over the fiscal cliff, and see what happens, fix the debt problem and maybe things will be better, maybe 10 or 15 years down the road, but maybe that is the responsible thing to do. >>guest: i was with you until you said the responsible thing to do. when the congress created this sequestration nightmare it wasn't the responsible thing to do. they did it so we would do the responsible thing an
, like what the market is doing and b ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you ca great. where's yr gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid om splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long sting gaviscon®. david: well, shares of health management associates falling into the red today. let's head back to lauren simonetti on the floor of the new york stock exchange, find out why. what's going on, lauren? >> yeah, health management associates closing at $7.50, that's down more than 5.5% on the "60 minutes" report last night that doctors at hma faced pressure to admit patients from the emergency room to fill hospital beds. the hospital administrators say their numbers are in line with the broad
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